Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ukraine’s Parliament Repeals Anti-Protest Laws

Ukraine’s parliament is expected Tuesday to repeal legislation passed earlier this month that sparked the violent escalation of largely peaceful protests. Officials in the former Soviet country said last night that an agreement had been reached with opposition leaders to review a bundle of anti-protest laws in an extraordinary session of Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada. The unpopular legislation limiting the rights of protesters was pushed through the Rada on January 16 by the ruling Party of the Regions without any formal debate amid scenes of chaos.


UPDATE: Ukraine’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to overturn draconian anti-protest laws it approved only days earlier amid much international criticism.


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